BROOKLINE, Mass. — For a man who’s received seven times on the DP World Tour, Matt Fitzpatrick positive were given an earful here within the United States.
Despite being a very completed player, contending regularly and gambling in Ryder Cups, Fitzpatrick regularly
became asked approximately his loss of a victory on American soil.
Well, the ones questions have come to an stop.
On a number of the country’s most sacred footing in the sport, the Englishman outdueled Will Zalatoris
Scottie Scheffler on a raw, overcast Sunday at The Country Club to win the 122nd U.S. Open.
After grabbing a percentage of the lead with a 50-foot birdie on the 13th after which gaining the lead with a 19-foot birdie on the fifteenth
Fitzpatrick’s bid from 18 ft at the very last hollow to win the championship — set up by way of a exquisite bunker shot from one hundred fifty five yards — missed left.
He was left to stand to face off to the side of the green as Zalatoris lined up a birdie putt from 14 ft that might have forced a playoff.
But Zalatoris’ effort overlooked via a hair and Fitzpatrick sunk into the embrace of his caddie, mythical Billy Foster.
"The feeling’s out of this international," Fitzpatrick stated. "It is so cliché, however it’s belongings you dream of as a child. To gain it, I can retire a satisfied man the next day."
A short while after he had earned his biggest victory thus far, he received a congratulatory call from Jack Nicklaus, who has come to be a common lunch associate on the Bear’s Club in Florida.
Fitzpatrick, 27, who gained the 2013 U.S. Amateur here at the direction Francis Ouimet made well-known in 1913 along with his beautiful upset over Ted Ray and Harry Vardon
joined the Golden Bear as the most effective gamers to win the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open at the identical course. Nicklaus did so at Pebble Beach in 1961 and 1972.
Juli Inkster is the most effective participant to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Open at the identical direction (Prairie Dunes, 1980, 2002).
"Any time you’re sharing a record with Jack Nicklaus, it’s incredible," Fitzpatrick stated. "So for me to have that as nicely is first rate.
He called me up down there just on the presentation to congratulate me. Coming from a person like that, it means the world."